NCERT - Economics

Book: NCERT - Economics

Chapter: 3. Poverty as a Challenge

Subject: Social Science - Class 9th

Q. No. 1 of Let's Discuss Pg-36

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Study the Graph above and do the following:

Poverty Ratio in Selected Indian States, 1999-2000

(i) Identify the three states where the poverty ratio is the highest.

(ii) Identify the three states where poverty ratio is the lowest.

(i) In states like Orissa, Bihar and Assam, the poverty ratio is the highest because these are the states that have been suffering from underdevelopment, illiteracy and other issues which further deteriorates the bad condition of the poor.

(ii) In states like Kerela, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh in these states the poverty ratio is the lowest because of the economic development in these states. These states have been developed upto a limit from the very beginning and people are educated, they have skills and knowledge which makes it easier for them to be on the favorable side of poverty line.


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